Anyway, if you’re anything like me, a very large hole has been left behind since the railway shut down in March. The hustle and bustle of Race Week seems a distant memory now, as does most social contact, but ever so slowly the cogs are beginning to turn again as the GWSR looks to re-open next month.
|A very quiet ‘Goods Shed’|
One thing that will be different is we are saying farewell to 9466, who is leaving us to go back to its owner in the next few weeks.
|9466 at Broadway in December|
Back in the shed, small pre-arranged working groups are beginning to find their way back to Toddington to prep the locos for their “return to work”. Some of the owning groups have also had similar working parties at their private sites, where possible, but to maintain social distancing and follow the official guidelines, all working groups are limited in size and are focussing on getting the engines back up and running again for August. The site remains closed to the public.
|Dinmore Manor getting some well deserved TLC|
|4270's valves have been removed to be put onto new spindles (Ian Butler)|
I should probably go and find my overalls.